“Explore the dramatic elevations of the spectacular Turkish Mediterranean”
Arrive in Dalaman airport. We will have a transfer (1hr) to Fethiye. Surrounded by high mountains, Fethiye is one of the most spectacular coastal settlements in Turkey. There may be an opportunity to walk in the old town and try a tandem paragliding flight from Mt. Babadag (1960 m). Overnight at standart hotel in Fethiye. (D)
This morning, we will drive (1,5 hours) by jeep to reach the base of Mt Karkın (2400 m) offering great views over the Fethiye bay (1000 m ascent and descent). It is a very prominent mountain that can be seen from everywhere in the town center. We can also choose an invigorating Turkish Bath to relive the tiredness of the great day. Overnight at standart hotel in Fethiye (B,L,D)
In the morning, we will drive (1.5 hrs) to reach the former ski station of Mt Eren (1800m). There are spectacular views on the top including: Mt Cal (2150 m), Mt Kizlarsivirisi (3086m), Mt Akdag (3014m) and looking south Lake Girdev (900 m ascent and descent). Next, we will continue our drive (1 hr) to Elmalı town which will our base for the next three nights. Overnight at basic hotel in Elmali. (B L D)
Another early start will bring us to Gombe (1 hr) and then further go up towards Lake Yesil (1824m) to start our climb (1300 m ascent and descent) up Mt. Akdag (3014m). Following our return, we will get back home the same way. Overnight at basic hotel in Elmali. (B L D)
The highest summit in the western Taurus range is Mt. Kizlar Sivrisi (3086m). We will have an early morning transfer (1hr) and climb the mountain (1500 m ascent and descent). Afterwards, we return to our hotel and have a well earned tea. Overnight at basic hotel in Elmali. (B L D)
We will have a longer day today, first reaching Imecik Village (1 hr) and then climbing Mt. Imecik (2700m) situated on the eastern outskirts of the village (1400 m ascent and descent). The next two nights, we will stay in the world famous Turkish Riviera Antalya (1hr). Antalya is a unique place combining an immense number of historcal monuments with the superb panoramic views of the mountains we have explored so far. Overnight at standard hotel in Antalya (B L D).
Today will be a much deserved relaxing day around the Lycian coast of the Mediterranean. After a late breakfast, we will reach Phaselis ancient sight (1.5 hrs). Having explored the ruins, the brave ones can have an oppurtunity to swim at the sight’s beautiful public beach. Next, we will have a short drive to Ulupinar village to try the local delicacy trout fish. In the afternoon, we will transfer to Antalya (1.5 hrs) and take a walk in the picturesque old town before we settle in our hotel for our farewell night. Overnight at standard hotel in Antalya (B, L).
Transfer to Antalya airport. Tour ends. (B)
Please beware that all the durations, elevation gains and losses mentioned in the itinerary are approximate figures valid under normal weather and snow conditions and may vary according to weather alterations.